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Best Western Pioneer Inn

658 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1266
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 11/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#12 of 32 hotels in Lahaina
Travelers' Choice
When you visit historic Lahaina, treat yourself to the hospitatlity of Hawaii's plantation era while enjoying all the comfort and convenience of the Best Western Pioneer Inn. Although the exterior faithfully preserves this historical hotel, inside and around the grounds, visitors will enjoy up to date accomodations and facilities. Guests are surrounded by constant reminders of Hawaii's special beauty and will find the Inn's staff as warm and hospitable as a gentle island tradewind.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Street parking
Outdoor pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Private balcony
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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veronicainvta wrote a review Sep 14
1 contribution
Location is ideal, right in the heart of Lahaina. Nice pool and sitting area outside. Friendly staff. AC worked well but was very loud, woke us up throughout the night every time it went off. Would stay here again.
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Lpfetzer wrote a review Feb 2021
Rhinebeck, New York105 contributions62 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
The Pioneer Inn is a perfect find in Lahaina. We had been going for breakfast for many years and decided to experience the hotel. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the exceptional front desk clerk, we knew we made a great choice. The Inn has the perfect location on Front St. Our room (#49) was on the second floor with a very large wrap around balcony, 2 rocking chairs and was the perfect spot to people watch. We got take out and ate several meals on the balcony enjoying the activity on the street below. The room was a decent size (the Inn is the oldest in Hawaii), the bathroom was well appointed, air conditioning worked properly and the bed was comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We always loved the Pioneer Grill in past years but we must say, the new restaurant (first floor facing the harbor) is AMAZING! We enjoyed two breakfasts and lunch there. The new chef has raised the bar exceptionally high, and the staff is top notch. The fruit plate is a work of art. The Ocean Breakfast Bowl and the Crispy Noodle Bowl were favorites! If you are considering time in Lahaina, enjoy a stay at this quaint, historical, and professionally run Inn! Hats off to the staff!!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
4 Helpful votes
Response from Rebecca Lennon, Owner at Best Western Pioneer Inn
Responded Apr 2, 2021
Thank you for choosing us on your most recent stay and we agree that our new restaurant Papa’aina is an improvement. Our chef sourced fresh local ingredients whenever possible.
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Happy Traveler wrote a review Aug 2021
Seattle268 contributions122 helpful votes
We love this place. Reasonable price, great location within walking distance to restaurants, and free parking. It's an old hotel, so the rooms are small. We are not into the resort experience when we visit since we spend our days at the beach or exploring. If you want a resort type experience, this may not be the place for you. The rooms that are facing the pool will be quieter than those facing the street.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
cynthiayalarcon wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
The Pioneer Inn was a great hotel to stay in during our time in West Maui. The location was great! There are many shops and restaurants near by, as well as a harbor where you can book activities. The hotel is quite old but in a cool historical way! Loved it!
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
La R wrote a review Jul 2021
5 contributions
The 4 is because of the location and that it is conveniently located near shops and restaurants, also the cruises. Other than that it would be rated at 3 maybe 3 and a 1/2. They need to expand the hotel since they have a lot of tourists. A microwave would have been nice. I didn't enjoy spending a $100 per meal for 2 as that was expensive. And the refrigerator with a small freezer, is what I've been seeing in all the other Best Western hotels. Just because your on vacation doesn't mean we need to spend a lot of money on eating out. Although they had basic cable, it wasn't at least one, what they call a 'premium' channel. No big deal though. I brought my iPad. I'm only comparing this to the Best Western hotel chain. This one is different and more expensive compared to the ones that have kitchenettes and everything else.
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
$210 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Pioneer Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Pioneer Inn?
Nearby attractions include Maria Lanakila Catholic Church (0.2 miles), Acid War Zone Trail (0.04 miles), and Lahaina Banyan Court Park (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Pioneer Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Pioneer Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Pioneer Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Pioneer Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Pioneer Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice, Lahaina Grill, and BanyanTreats.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Pioneer Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Best Western Pioneer Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Best Western Pioneer Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Pioneer Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Lahaina Courthouse (0.6 miles), Lahaina Jodo Mission (0.9 miles), and Wo Hing Temple Museum (0.3 miles).
Does Best Western Pioneer Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.